What is a Chronic Wound?

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A wound that fails to respond to treatment after four weeks or has not healed entirely in two months is considered to be a chronic wound.  Often complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous cancer treatment, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body’s normal healing process is affected.  Other types of chronic wounds result from pressure ulcers, trauma or infection.  Chronic, non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.

Chronic Wound Types

Certain kinds of wounds can take a long time to heal and require specialized care. If your wound has not responded to conventional therapy, our Wound Care Center can help.

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Burns (varies by location)
  • Brown recluse spider bites (mid-west and southern regions)
  • Compromised skin flaps and grafts
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Infected wounds
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Metabolic wounds
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation injury
  • Surgical dehiscence
  • Vascular wounds
  • Venous ulcers

Questions? Please call us at (631) 726-3300.